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ACUHO-I Internship Program

Members include thousands of campus housing professionals who work at more than 1,000 campuses as well as more than 250 companies and organizations whose products and services support the profession’s needs.

The ACUHO-I Housing Internship Program is one of the most prestigious and competitive internship opportunities available in student affairs. The program provides students invaluable real-world work experience that can be applied to their current coursework. At the same time, institutions that host interns benefit from an infusion of new staff who assist with training, conference management, special projects, program development, and more.

Each year, ACUHO-I member organizations from around the world post positions spanning a variety of roles within student affairs, including residence life, facilities, conference services, family housing, housing assignments, and food service. For more information, please visit the ACUHO-I Housing Internship Program website.

Rutgers University-New Brunswick recruits two ACUHO-I summer interns, one intern to serve in Residence Education: Living-Learning Communities and one for Residence Life Assignments. National recruitment is coordinated through the ACUHO-I Housing Internship Program. Interns provide a valuable contribution to our staff through their project work, their interactions with our staff and students, and through their insights and perspectives.

Successful candidates should possess professional passion for working in student affairs and be willing to contribute fresh ideas to our growing residential program. We welcome candidates who are energetic, adventuresome, committed, and open to new perspectives.

For more information contact rulc@echo.rutgers.edu.

The Association of College and University Housing Officers-International is the preeminent professional association that supports and promotes the collegiate residential experience. Members believe in developing exceptional residential experiences at colleges, universities, and other post-secondary institutions around the world.

ACUHO-I creates value through education, avocation, and network connections and helps housing professionals meet the needs of dynamic campus environments. They do this to help make a positive difference in the lives of our members and the students they serve.

Meet Our ACUHO-I Summer Interns

Lauren Hoover is originally from Charleston, Illinois and earned her Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Cellular Biology with a minor in Psychology from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. While at University of Illinois, she was involved in several activities on campus, including working at the International Programs office, acting as a student alumni ambassador, volunteering in the admissions office, and interning for their First Year Experience program. These opportunities led her to Western Illinois where she is studying College Student Personnel and works as a graduate assistant at WIU’s Women’s Center advising student organizations, supervising student staff, managing social media, and programming. Lauren loves all things Harry Potter, iced coffee, and dogs! She is so excited to be broadening her experiences by joining the Rutgers University community this summer!

Shannon O’Toole is originally from Princeton, NJ, but moved to Arizona at a young age. She did her undergraduate work at Arizona State University where she double majored in Psychology & Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology & a concentration in Homeland Security. In her undergraduate career, Shannon spent 3 years working as a Community Assistant, was their 2018 NACURH Housing Chair, a tour guide, and served on various committees. She remains at Arizona State University where she is currently pursuing her Masters in Higher & Postsecondary Education. Shannon is currently a Management Intern in Student Events & Programs. She assists in advising the university’s programming and activities board, working primarily with their finance team, late night programming efforts, and new student pavilion team. She also serves on the CEO team with the ASU Foundation.  Shannon’s favorite things include watching Game of Thrones, Star Wars, and Lord of the Rings. She is very excited to join our team at Rutgers this Summer!

Summer Conference Positions

  • Residence Life Conference Services offers valuable summer work experience as a Conference Assistant or Conference Staff Supervisor.
  • We offer a limited number of full time positions and part‐time positions beginning in mid‐May and continuing through the end of August.
  • Flexibility to work daytime office hours, some evenings and most weekends is required.
  • This opportunity is for continuing Rutgers students only.
  • Conference Assistant positions pay $11.00 per hour.
  • Top candidates will be considered for Staff Supervisor positions, which include on-call responsibilities and pay $12.90 per hour. Please note that not all applicants will be considered for the Staff Supervisor position.
  • All Conference Services staff are encouraged to live in an on‐campus apartment with a roommate, at no cost to the employee.
  • Staff Supervisors are required to live in an on-campus apartment, at no cost to the employee, to facilitate on‐call responsibilities.

To view the job description and the application, please follow the links provided below:

Conference Assistant Position Description 

Conference Staff Supervisor Position Description 

Conference Services Summer Employment Application

All applications are due on March 8, 2019

Due to the high volume of applications, we will not be able to respond to each individual applicant. You will be contacted only if you have been selected for an interview.  If you have any questions, you may contact the Residence Life Conference Services Office at ucs@echo.rutgers.edu

Living-Learning Community Peer Mentors

Peer mentors are motivated and committed undergraduate students who wish to make a positive and significant impact on the lives of Rutgers students. Our current peer mentors say that the peer mentor experience has provided a hands-on opportunity to demonstrate the ability to build community, act as a campus resource, make connections with faculty and staff, and positively contribute to the success of their peers. Whether it is assisting a student in identifying clubs that meet their needs, giving personal advice, keeping them company while watching a movie, or outlining the do’s and don’ts of Expos, our peer mentors act as a vital component of our Living-Learning Program.

The peer mentor application for our International Community is still open: Learn more about the Peer Mentor position!

For more information contact Ariel Leget, Assistant Director Living-Learning Communities and Academic Initiatives at rulc@echo.rutgers.edu

Benefits of Becoming a Living-Learning Community Mentor:

  • Assist students in connecting to members of the university community
  • Allows you to meet new people
  • Share experiences and offer support to LLC members
  • Develop relationship with faculty members in your area of interest
  • An opportunity to work closely with other students and other Rutgers University departments
  • Helps you gain an appreciation for diversity
  • Learn more about campus resources
  • Great resume builder